Briefs | Seniors Academy at MPI opens registration


The Seniors Academy (ACS) Taipa School of the Macao Polytechnic Institute is set to launch ‘2020 Short Courses,’ accepting Macau residents aged over 55 years old. As cited in a statement, the ACS Taipa School will launch a number of three-month short courses besides the four-year study program, offering 125 spaces to the seniors who are not yet studying at ACS. The names of the ACS 2020 Short Courses include: Daily English Conversation/ English for Everyday Conversation, Portuguese Language, Singing Techniques, Introduction to Online Shopping and Fitness Exercise. Registration for lot-drawing will take place from September 7 to 9.

IC to include virtual evaluation in visual art competition

The Cultural Affairs Bureau will include a virtual evaluation in addition to the existing evaluation process for the Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts 2020, due to the effect of Covid-19. Over 300 works were submitted to the competition. The evaluation will run in two stages. During the first evaluation, the jury will conduct a preliminary review online for all entries based on the information and images of works submitted by applicants. Shortlisted works will then qualify for the second round of evaluation, where the applicants will be notified to submit physical works. According to the bureau, about 80 pieces of work will be shortlisted. In response to the alteration of the method of evaluation, successful applicants whose works are three-dimensional, such as ceramics, sculptures and installations, may submit high-definition images and videos of their work via email until September 10.

CCAC awards over 60 lesson plan entries

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) held an awards ceremony for its “Integrity Lesson Plan Design Collection Activity,” which was launched to adjudicate the quality of lesson plans developed by schools and higher education institutions. The CCAC received a total of 68 entries from 24 schools and higher education institutions, from which a total of 23 ‘Excellent Lesson Plans’ and 38 ‘Commendable Lesson Plans’ have been selected by a jury panel. Launched in January, the activity was divided into the Open Group and the Student Group. CCAC Commissioner Chan Tsz King stated that the CCAC would continue to devote its efforts to the education of integrity and honesty in schools in order for schools, teachers and parents to collaborate to “foster an honest, righteous and responsible generation.”

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